A couple weekends ago I had an opportunity to take the first 4-hour segment of a 16-hour course on Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) as part of the program for my massage school. If you aren’t familiar with AIS, it’s a specific stretching technique developed by Aaron Mattes that, as the name implies, serves to isolate… Read more
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Part 1 of this series described anatomical asymmetries that all humans have, and how they can lead to predictable patterns and functional asymmetries. Part 2, below, will dive into how these patterns directly affect hockey performance and how they may contribute to common hockey injuries. Influence on Hockey Performance These positions are not inherently harmful…. Read more
Ice hockey places a huge multiplanar demand on the structures of the hip and thorax. As such, it’s imperative that players achieve and maintain full range of motion (ROM) in these areas. Complete ROM necessitates that the involved joint starts in, or at least is able to achieve, a neutral or centrated position. Unfortunately, many… Read more
A few days back I kicked off “Hockey Training Radio Week” with an interview I did for Maria Mountain on hip impingement (FAI). If you missed it, you can check it out here: Hockey Training Radio Week: Part 1 Hockey Training Radio Week continues with an interview I did for Joe Heiler and his site… Read more
This is an exceptionally busy week for me. On Thursday I fly up to Boston for a 3-day course, then immediately drive to Lake Placid to help with the end of the US Women’s National Team camp, before ultimately heading to Burlington, VT with the team for the IIHF World Championships. In a nutshell, I’ll… Read more